Manager - Operational Readiness (ASC 65302) Orange, CT in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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    Orange, CT
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Job Description

Publication date: 29.08.2018
REFERENCE: 5099482303

Department: Emergency Management
Job Title: Manager - Operational Readiness (ASC 65302) Orange, CT
Reports to: Patricia Nilsen
Location: Orange, CT
Salary Grade: I
Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and Department


Works collaboratively, as well as independently, as a team member to
create, develop and implement the AVANGRID emergency management
preparedness and planning function (including UI, CMP, NYSEG and RG&E for
electric, natural gas and hydro operations). This applies to both
planning and preparation before an event and execution during an event.
This position/function is primarily responsible to ensure effective and
efficient AVANGRID response to major system outages (electric and
natural gas) and to secondarily work with all AVANGRID groups to plan
for and coordinate other contingency protocols. Main duties include:
• Predictive modeling of previous storms and emergencies to plan for
future events.
• Create and prepare appropriate plans, procedures, SOP's and checklists
for storms, emergencies and other risks/hazards.
• Prepare for and monitor compliance with regulatory requirements,
creating systems for continuous improvement.
• Cost management during and post emergency.
• Work as a member of the team ensuring appropriate training and drills.
• Prepare reports on causes of events, damages, affected customers,
restoration times, recovery plan and costs.
• Evaluation of the event and resource performance.
• Modify and update detailed action plans based on lessons learned.


1. This manager position will play a critical role in the creation,
development and implementation of the AVANGRID emergency management
preparedness and planning program. Responsibilities include pre and
post emergency response activities. The established ICS structure will
continue to manage and conduct operations during the actual emergency
2. Responsible for driving strategy, continuous improvement and
execution of operational readiness activities.
3. Develops effective emergency management policies and procedures to
ensure preparedness for future events.
4. Ensures internal alignment and training for emergency response.
5. May serve as the AVANGRID emergency management representative for
various governmental and/or regulatory entities.
6. Will work with external entities, companies and organizations for
relationship building, cooperative projects and to ensure best
7. Works with the Director to provide strategic direction regarding
emergency management and setting short-term and long-term program
8. Will work creativity and innovatively to ensure that there is
ongoing, continuous improvement throughout AVANGRID in the area of
emergency management preparedness and planning.


Education & Experience Required:

• Bachelors degree with 7 years relevant experience required.
• Experience in utility system operations, planning, restoration,
emergency management or engineering.
• Experience in O&M and/or capital budgets.


• Strong ability to work collaboratively and contribute as a member of a
team to develop emergency preparedness and planning within AVANGRID.
Must be highly organized, self-directed, and capable of managing
multiple responsibilities and deliverables to successful completion.
• Strong organizational, communication (verbal and written),

interpersonal and influencing skills.
• Proven ability to work innovatively and creatively.
• Ability and desire to work across organizational lines throughout
AVANGRID and with senior management.
• Ability to collaborate with external entities to achieve mutual gains
and foster cooperative relationships. These include emergency management
and public officials, other utilities and regulatory agencies.
• Experience in (or ability to) reviewing, analyzing and influencing
state statutory and regulatory actions.
• Advanced problem solving, analytical, and decision making skills. Able
to analyze complex information, distill salient items and create
appropriate action plans.
• Knowledge of regulatory requirements regarding emergency management
planning, readiness, and execution.
• Knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS) and its application in
emergency response by utilities.
• Ability to identify business risks and to develop and execute
mitigating strategies.
• Provides strategic input to management team and business areas based
on sound analytical decision making.
• Knowledge of SAP, company websites and other applicable business
• Budget and/or cost management experience.

Competency Requirements:
It is preferred that for this job, the candidate fulfills the
requirements in terms of levels indicated below.

1. Delivering for the Business:

• Global view of the Business - Advanced
• Achieving Results and Continuous Improvements - Advanced
• Initiative - Advanced
• Innovation & Creativity - Competent

2. Global Relationships:

• Flexibility & Globalization - Advanced
• Customer Focus - Advanced
• Communicating & Influencing - Advanced
• Team Work - Advanced

3. Managing People:
• Team Management - Advanced

• Developing Others - Advanced

This opportunity will offer
AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of
41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified
individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination
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employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
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law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status,
veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.
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